Vacation Bible Schools

First United Methodist Church, Weirton

First United Methodist Church of Weirton will hold a four-day Vacation Bible School from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The church is located at the corner of Lee Avenue and West Street in downtown Weirton. The VBS is open to children from pre-school age through fifth grade.

The program will include music, crafts, games and dinner. “The children will explore and experience how the ordinary becomes extraordinary with God,” according to a news release.

The evening begins with a light dinner.

For information, call Paulette at (304) 797-0227 or contact the church office at (304) 748-6680.

Hill Top Presbyterian Church, Toronto

Hill Top Presbyterian Church, county Road 46, Toronto, will offer its annual Vacation Bible School on four evenings, Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 28-July 31.

It is for pre-school through junior high students.

Each evening will begin at the fellowship hall, with a light meal and opening exercise with music and crafts. Registration will be held in the fellowship hall from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on July 28.

Bible stories and games will be held in the church Sunday School rooms and the church yard.

The theme for the week will be “Son Harvest Country Fair,” studying the parables of Jesus. The children will learn about “the fruits of the spirit: grow love, sprout joy, plant peace, produce patience and pick kindness,” according to a news release.

The four-day week will culminate with a children’s story and program at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning church service on Aug. 3 at Hill Top. The program will be followed by a fellowship time and slide show presentation of the children’s activities during the week. All children of the community are invited to attend. Pre-registration is accepted by calling (740) 317-3494.

Tiltonsville United Methodist Church

Tiltonsville United Methodist Church will hold its annual Vacation Bible School from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m on July 28 through Aug. 1.

Registration will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. on July 28 with classes beginning at 6 p.m.

The VBS is for children from ages 3 to 12. There also is an adult VBS class during this week.

The outreach also will include a party from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Aug. 1 and a VBS program given at 10:30 a.m. during the Aug. 3 worship service.

All are welcome to attend the VBS and service.

The church is located at 106 Grandview Ave., Tiltonsville.

Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church

Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, 206 N. 10th St., Steubenville, will sponsor a free Vacation Church School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 6-8.

The three-day school will begin with Divine Liturgy on Aug. 6, and each day will include prayer, instruction and a light lunch. All school-age and teen participants are welcome, and participants don’t have to be a church member to attend.

To register, contact the Rev. Gregory Thompson at (330) 509-4260. The registration deadline is July 27.

Vacation Bible Schools

Wellsburg community

Several local churches behind the Wellsburg Community Vacation Bible School invite area children to a Workshop of Wonders: Imagine and Build with God, a mix of science, crafts and games, July 21-25.

Organizers said children will explore and experience how the ordinary becomes extraordinary with God and participate in interactive Bible fun, music and other activities.

It will run from 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. each day at Christ Episcopal Church, 1014 Main St., for children ages 4-5; and from 9 a.m. to noon each day at First Presbyterian Church, 901 Charles St., for children in first through sixth grades.

Pre-registration is recommended by calling (304) 737-3432 or (304) 737-0751 or any of the other following churches, which also are involved: Wellsburg and Franklin United Methodist, St. John Catholic, Community of Christ, New Day Christian Center, Wellsburg Christian and First Baptist of Wellsburg.

A monetary offering will be collected each day, and children also will be invited to contribute canned goods for food pantries serving those in need.

Brentwood United Methodist, Wintersville

Brentwood United Methodist Church, Wintersville will host Vacation Bible School from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on July 15-18.

It is open to children ages 3 and older.

The theme is “International Spy Academy where participants will learn “to know, love and live for the one true God as they enjoy songs, crafts, games, goodies and dramas,” according to promotional material. For information, call (740) 264-4531.

Rosemont Chapel, Steubenville

Rosemont Chapel Son Treasure Island Vacation Bible School will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on July 21-25 at the church, which is located at 23 Williams Blvd., Steubenville.

The VBS is open to children ages 4 and older.

For information, contact Sarah at (740) 457-6005.

Amsterdam Community Church of God

The Amsterdam Community Church of God, located at 8247 Bear Rd. S.E., Amsterdam, will hold its annual Vacation Bible School from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on July 28-Aug. 1.

On Aug. 3 at 10:30am there will be a children’s program with a luncheon held after the morning service.

The VBS program, entitled “Agency D3: Discover, Decide, Defend” is for children ages preschool through sixth grade.

Participants will learn about Jesus Christ through Bible lessons, memory verses, songs, crafts, games and refreshments.

In addition to the VBS program/luncheon, the church’s annual Fellowship & Back-to-School Supply Giveaway also will be held on Aug. 3 following the morning service.

Pre-registration for school supplies is required and can be done during the week of Bible school.

For information, call (740) 543-3927.

Vacation Bible Schools

Finley United Methodist, Steubenville

Finley United Methodist Church, 958 Lincoln Ave., Steubenville, invites all children ages 4 through 13 to vacation Bible school, which will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“Children will participate in small groups, called Crews, and discover that Jesus’ love is one-of-a-kind,” a church spokesman said. “God filled the world with a lot of crazy creatures…including you! When kids feel weird, different, or lost in a crowd-nothing compares to the extraordinary love of Jesus. At Weird Animals vacation Bible school, kids experience God’s Word in surprising and unforgettable ways. Each day, leaders reinforce one simple Bible truth-which makes it easy for kids to remember and apply to real life,” the spokesman said of its VBS that also will include team-building games, Bible songs and treats.

To register, visit or call the church office at (740) 282-9795.

A middle school VBS also will be available for those in grades six through eight.

For information, visit the website or call (740) 282-9795.

Riverview Baptist Church, Wellsburg

Riverview Baptist Chapel will hold vacation Bible school from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 14-18 at the church located at 225 Charles St., Wellsburg.

It is open to children aged through through sixth grade.

The theme is “D3: Discover, Decide, Defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” The event includes archery, bounce house, water balloons, crafts, snacks and music.

For information or to register, contact Jill Henderson at (304) 737-2399 or

Memorial Baptist Church, Weirton

Memorial Baptist Church will host a vacation Bible school from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 14-17 at the church located at 121 Ivy Lane, Weirton.

The theme is “Jungle Safari.”

For information or to register, call (304) 919-3887.

Chapel Hill Wesleyan, Weirton

The Chapel Hill Wesleyan Church will hold vacation Bible school from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. July 14-18 at the church located at 139 Gilson Ave., Weirton.

The vacation Bible school is open to children aged 4 to those in seventh grade.

The theme is “Wilderness Escape: Where God Guides and Provides.” Children will explore the adventures of Moses and the Israelites. The event includes songs, games, snacks and activities. Children will visit “Moses” and collect Bible Memory Buddies. Each day ends with worship.

For information or to register, call (724) 729-3421 or (304) 723-2163.

Salvation Army of Steubenville

The Salvation Army of Steubenville will host a vacation Bible school from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on July 21-25. It is open to children in grades kindergarten through fourth grade.

It will be based on VeggieTales, “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything.”

Those interested in having their children attend need to stop by the Salvation Army at 332 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, to register them. The registration cutoff date is July 15.

For information, call (740) 282-5121 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.